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14 October, 2019

On October 7-8, 2019, the Annual Workshop on Priorities of Strategic Information was held within the framework of Right to Health project implemented by New Generation Humanitarian NGO with the financial support of Eurasian Coalition on Male Health. The meeting was attended by representatives of international, state bodies and non-governmental organizations.

The experts of the workshop were Sergo Chikhladze, Public health policy and management specialist, Programs manager at “Tanadgoma” Center for Information and Counseling on Reproductive Health, and Maksym Kasianczuk, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator of Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM).

The workshop was aimed at making a contribution into improving quality of country’s strategic information about public health of MSM and trans people as well as present the results of ECOM baseline assessment and final evaluation within the Regional Program of Right to Health to the key persons and institutions and promote their usage by stakeholders.

The meeting included presentation of the overall picture of ECOM studies within the frames of regional baseline assessment – Participation of MSM and trans people in decision-making processes, study of the attitude to LGBT people among key social services workers in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, discussion of the list of main recommendations on improving quality of strategic information and increasing MSM and trans people participation in obtaining and using strategic information, problems of strategic information in the country.

Also the Cascade Analysis results of HIV related services for MSM and trans people was presented by New Generation NGO expert Hovhannes Madoyan at the workshop.

Тhe list of main recommendations for road map of activities to ensure sustainability of programs for MSM and trans people after finishing the Regional Program Right to Health were brainstormed  and discussed. The action points were registered by the workshop facilitators, which will be discussed and finalized at the Third Regional Consultation on HIV among MSM and trans People in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in November.